CCSCSHU 136B - Topics in Human Genetics: Genes in Human Health and Disease II

Part II: The goal of Genes in Human Health and Disease I is to build a basic understanding of how information about traits is encoded in our genes, how this "blueprint" is interpreted by cellular machinery to build a complex human being, and how our heredity has resulted in our evolution. In Genes in Human Health and Disease II, we will continue the exploration of how environment, experience and random errors affect the process of building our traits, what happens when these processes fail, and the promise and possible peril of genetic technologies for human life. In Genes in Human Health and Disease I, student progress will be assessed through homework, exams, and in-class exercises. In addition to such assessments in Genes in Human Health and Disease II, students will have the opportunity to apply this understanding to current issues such as those affecting health, society, technology, policy and environment through in-class discussion and a term project.Prerequisites: CCSC-SHU 136A OR BIOL-SHU 21 OR Permission of the Instructor. Class Notes: Satisfies 2 credits of STS Core. (4 credits STS will be completed if taken with the 1st half course - CCSC-SHU 136A).
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